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Sports briefs

Soccer camp offered

MARQUETTE – To celebrate the 14th year of the Marquette Soccer Academy, a soccer camp for high school boys and girls will be offered Aug. 8-10 at the Kaufman Sports Complex.

The boys’ sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon; the girls’ from 2-4 p.m.

The cost is $90 per participant. Register at marquettesoccer.com.

Youth tennis tourney set

KINGSFORD – The Phyllis Laurila Junior Tennis Tournament, featuring singles and doubles competition for players ages 12-18, will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Kingsford High School.

Girls and boys singles for ages 18, 16, 14 and 12 will be held Tuesday; doubles for Aug. 5. The deadline to enter is Monday.

The entry fee is $15 for singles and $20 for doubles, plus one can of balls per person or doubles team.

Awards will be given to all winners and finalists in singles and doubles. United States Tennis Association membership is not required to participate.

“Players must know how to keep score,” tournament director Alec Tuchowski said.

For those seeking an entry form, contact Tuchowski at 906-221-3782, or atuchowski@lssu.edu.

Lions sign CB Stanford

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – Free agent cornerback R.J. Stanford has signed with the Detroit Lions.

The Lions announced the move Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Stanford has spent the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He played in five games for the Dolphins last season, making one start.

Stanford was drafted in the seventh round by Carolina in 2010. He played for the Panthers in 2011.

Nationals land Papelbon

MIAMI (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies have traded All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals announced the deal Tuesday in Miami, where they opened a series against the Marlins. Papelbon is Philadelphia’s career saves leader with 123 and is 17 for 17 in save chances this season.

The Phillies will receive Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta for Papelbon.

As part of the trade, Papelbon’s $13 million option for 2016 becomes a guaranteed $11 million salary.

NFL reduces Bell’s suspension

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Le’Veon Bell will head back to work a little earlier than the NFL originally planned.

The league reduced the suspension against the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back from three games to two on Tuesday, leaving him eligible to play when the Steelers travel to St. Louis on Sept. 27.

The league initially suspended Bell for the first three games of the 2015 season as part of the fallout from his arrest in August 2014 on DUI and drug charges.

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MGC tourney play opens

MARQUETTE – Leaders were determined Saturday in two divisions in the annul Marquette Golf Club Presidents Cup held on the Heritage Course.

George Trujillo heads the Handicap Division with a 66. Dan Nygard (70) and Tom Robinson (71) follow.

Jon Kamps, Curt Marder, Rich Koskey, Jim Higgins and Jim Zorza all shot a 72.

In the Scratch Division, Nygard holds the lead with a 72, one stroke ahead of Koskey. Higgins is next with a 74.

Coming in at 76 were Bob Luke, Robinson and Dennis Hruska.

Play will resume at 9:30 a.m. today on the Heritage layout.

Panama beats US

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday.

Panama won the shootout 3-2 after extra time ended with the score 1-1. Mejia saved DaMarcus Beasley’s shot in the fifth round in what might have been the veteran defender’s last game for the national team.

It was another shaky performance Saturday by the Americans, who were stunned by Jamaica in the semifinals.

Hearn leads Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) – David Hearn moved into position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 61 years, taking a two-stroke lead over Bubba Watson and Jason Day on Saturday.

Hearn, from Brantford, birdied the par-3 15th and par-5 16th, but dropped a stroke on the par-4 17th and closed with a par for a 4-under 68 and a 15-under 201 total at Glen Abbey.

Hearn began the third round three strokes behind Chad Campbell after shooting a 64 on Friday.

Watson also had a 68, and Day shot 69. Watson eagled the par-5 13th, made a bogey on the par-4 14th and rallied with birdies on 16 and the par-5 18th.

Day dropped three strokes with a bogey on the par-4 10th and double bogey on the par-4 11th, then birdied six of the last seven holes.

Campbell followed his second-round 63 with a 75.

to fall into a tie for sixth at 11 under.

Former Georgia Tech player Ollie Schniederjans was tied for 11th at 10 under after a 66 in his pro debut. He tied for 12th in the British Open.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Ishpeming emerges in 9-10 tourney

MARQUETTE – Ishpeming came out of the Marquette half of bracket unscathed as it won its second straight game on Sunday afternoon in the Little League 9- and 10-year-old baseball tournament.

Ishpeming held off Marquette No. 1, 10-9, to advance to a 6 p.m. Tuesday game back in Marquette against the undefeated team that emerges from the Ironwood side of the bracket. Results weren’t available, but teams on that side of the draw are Baraga, Portage Lake (Houghton-Hancock), Keweenaw (Calumet) and Penokee Range (Ironwood).

Ishpeming won another close one to open play on Saturday, 9-7 over Negaunee. In the other first-round game, Marquette No. 1 defeated Marquette No. 2, though a score wasn’t available.

On Sunday in the loser’s bracket, Negaunee defeated Marquette No. 2, though a score wasn’t available, eliminating Marquette No. 2. Negaunee is back on the field at 6 p.m. today against Marquette No. 1, with the loser facing elimination.

Details weren’t available from these games.

The winner of Tuesday’s game involving Ishpeming draws a berth directly into the championship round that starts Thursday in this double-elimination tournament. The “if necessary” game if the loser’s bracket team wins Thursday would be played Friday, all in Marquette.

Tuesday’s loser goes into the final spot in the loser’s bracket for a game to be played Wednesday and would only need to win that game to advance to the championship round.

Marquette hosts Legion all-stars

MARQUETTE – The Mid-Peninsula League all-star game for American Legion baseball teams from the central Upper Peninsula will be played at Gerard Haley Memorial Field in Marquette on Tuesday evening.

Originally listed in team schedules for Channing, the league announced the game will be played at 6 p.m. Tuesday in north Marquette. It pits a North squad composed of players from the Marquette Blues, Ishpeming and the Copper Country team facing a South team with players from Kingsford, Gladstone and Channing.

Players chosen for the game are asked to report at 5 p.m. to receive all-star shirts, hats and certificates.

Roller derby returns to Marquette

MARQUETTE – The Dead River Derby, Marquette’s nonprofit roller derby league, has announced its return to Lakeview Arena with a doubleheader on Saturday, July 25. The Rolling Riptide will face Small Town Outlaws of Kalkaska followed by the Superior Sirens taking on the Mitten Mavens from Lansing.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first match set for 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $8 or are $10 at the door. Kids ages 12 and under get in free and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter.

Advance tickets can be purchased from any derby girl or at the website brownpapertickets.com.

State bocce set for Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Dickinson Area Bocce Association will host the 17th annual Michigan Open Bocce Championship on Saturday, July 25, at Iron Mountain’s Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex. Deadline to enter is Sunday.

Players will participate in a minimum of five games as the top teams from each division will move on to a single-elimination playoff for the state championship.

Medals, unique hand-made trophies and prize money will also be awarded. The other top three teams receive medals and their share of more than $1,200 in prizes.

All contestants, event sponsors and team sponsors will receive custom-designed shirts featuring the DABA logo and the historic Dickinson County courthouse and a catered Italian lunch.

Michigan Open Bocce Tournament features three-player teams, each player delivering two balls and playing from both ends of the court. Games are played to 12 points, with the championship game to 15.

For more information or to enter, call John Gaudette at 774-6106 or email him at gaudette@wmiminc.com.

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Tennis camps scheduled

MARQUETTE – A pair of tennis camps for area players will be held Monday through Thursday at the Marquette Senior High School courts.

A learners’ camp for players ages 7 and older will run from 8:30- 9:30 a.m. and will cost $40 per participant.

A coed camp for competitive players in grades 4-12 will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $100.

Tigers’ Cespedes loses out

NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez are going to the All-Star Game as winners of the final fan vote.

Moustakas beat out Minnesota’s Brian Dozier, Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts for the last American League spot.

Martinez surged ahead of Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto late in the voting to become the sixth Cardinals player to make the NL roster. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Mets closer Jeurys Familia were also in contention.

Habs star injures knee

MONTREAL (AP) – Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has a knee injury and could miss most of the preseason.

The Canadiens said on Friday that Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, so he will likely miss a large portion of training camp. Montreal’s first regular-season game is Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The injury occurred on Thursday during an off-ice workout.

The 26-year-old Pacioretty led the team with 37 goals and a career-high 67 points last season and added another five goals and two assists in 11 playoff games.